Rehab. Relapse. Repeat. Richard knew he needed something different. He knew he needed to return to his faith. He knew he needed Guiding Light. “I’ve seen people come through this program and really succeed. I’ve seen the people they were before they came in and the people they were when they came out. I wanted what they had.” He came to Guiding Light in September 2022. “It’s amazing. The combination of everything that we go through here, with our spiritual direction, our physical training, going to the gym and CrossFit, and our one-on-ones. They motivate us to push ourselves to live outside the box that we usually live in.”
On January 17th 2023, 8 men of the Guiding Light Recovery program celebrated a year of continuous sobriety.
This Christmas we were able to feed over 250 men, women, and children of the Heartside community a Christmas dinner. All thanks to our donors, volunteers, and the support of Fifth Third Bank in Grand Rapids. Thank you so much everyone!
Guiding Light is welcoming four new members to its Board of Directors as the longtime non-profit builds on its more than 90-year history of serving the community by helping individuals transform their lives. The new members began their terms in early January and are part of the ten-member Board of Directors that oversees the programming and services that Guiding Light offers.
By not soliciting or taking government money, Guiding Light is completely reliant on the generosity of this community – people like YOU – to make food, shelter, and HOPE available to those struggling with chronic addiction.
A message from his 13 year old son was the wake-up Chaz needed to ask for help. Having had enough of life in addiction he came to Guiding Light.
New endeavor will build on success of Guiding Light’s Men’s Recovery Program To Fill Community Need
Thanks to YOU, the only cost for Chaz, or any of our clients, to be admitted to the Guiding Light Recovery program is willingness, honesty, and sincere desire to live differently. The results are individuals, families, and communities transformed.
78% of men who come through Guiding Light Recovery, find employment, and move to Iron House, our sober living apartments in Kentwood, will stay sober over a year.
Guiding Light Focuses On Giving Tuesday as a Year-Round attitude.